Top 20 Thomas Edison Quotes to Motivate You

Top 25 Thomas Edison Quotes to Motivate You

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”

“There is no substitute for hard work.”

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”

“What you are will show in what you do.”

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”

“Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.”

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.”

“Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.”

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”

“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”

“Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!”

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.”

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